Research

Representative Publications

Ben-Nun Bloom, Pazit, Gizem Arikan, and Marie Courtemanche. 2015. Religious Social Identity, Religious Belief, and Anti-Immigration Sentiment. American Political Science Review. 109(2): 203 – 221. [Link to abstract[Paper] [Supplementary Materials

Summary of the main findings of this article could be found in this link. A commentary based on the findings of this article on Monkey Cage could be found here.

Ben-Nun Bloom, Pazit and Gizem Arikan. 2013. Priming Religious Belief and Religious Social Behaviour Affects Support for Democracy. International Journal of Public Opinion Research 25(3): 368-382.  [Abstract]  

Ben-Nun Bloom, Pazit and Gizem Arikan. 2013. Religion and Support for Democracy: A Cross-national Test of Mediating Mechanisms. British Journal of Political Science, 43(2): 375-397. [Abstract] [Supplementary Materials]

Ben-Nun Bloom, Pazit and Gizem Arikan. 2012. A Two-edged Sword: The Differential Effect of Religious Belief and Religious Social Context on Attitudes towards Democracy. Political Behavior,  34(2): 249-276. [Abstract]

Summary of our research findings on the relationship between religion and democracy at LSE blogs can be found in this link.

Other Peer-reviewed Publications

Ben-Nun Bloom, Pazit, Gizem Arikan, and Gallya Lahav. 2015. The Effect of Perceived Cultural and Material Threats on Ethnic Preferences in Immigration Attitudes. Ethnic and Racial Studies 38(10): 1760-1778. [Link to Paper]

Arikan, Gizem and Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom. 2015. Social Values and Cross-National Differences in Attitudes towards Welfare. Political Studies 63(2): 431-448.
[Abstract] [Supplementary Materials]

Arikan, Gizem and Eser Sekercioglu. 2014. Türkiye’de Muhafazakarlaşma: Kuşak Farkı Var Mı? (Rising Conservatism in Turkey: Is There a Generation Gap?) Alternatif Politika 6(1): 63-93. [Paper]

Ben-Nun Bloom, Pazit, Gizem Arikan, and Udi Sommer. 2014. Globalization, Threat and Religious Freedom. Political Studies 62(2): 273-291.  [Paper]

A summary and discussion of the article could be found in LSE Blogs.

Sommer, Udi, Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom, and Gizem Arikan. 2013. Does Faith Limit Immorality? The Politics of Religion and Corruption. Democratization, 20(2): 287-309.  [Abstract] [Paper]

Arikan, Gizem. 2013. Values, Religiosity and Support for Redistribution and Social Policy in Turkey. Turkish Studies, 14(1): 34-52.  [Abstract] [Paper]

Arikan, Gizem and Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom. 2013. The Influence of Societal Values on Attitudes towards Immigration. International Political Science Review,  34(1): 210- 226.  [Abstract] [Supplementary Appendix]

Arikan, Gizem. 2012. Attitudes towards the EU in Turkey: The Role of Perceived Threats and Benefits. Perceptions: Journal of International Affairs, 17(3): 81-103. [Paper]

Arikan, Gizem. 2011. Economic Individualism and Government Spending. World Values Research,  4(3): 73-95. [Paper]

Sekercioglu, Eser and Gizem Arikan. 2008. Trends in Party System Indicators for the July 2007 Turkish Elections. Turkish Studies, 9 (2): 213-231.
[Abstract] [Paper]

Book Chapters

Sommer, Udi, Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom, and Gizem Arikan. 2014. Does Faith Limit Immorality? The Politics of Religion and Corruption (Reprint). In Religion and Political Change in the Modern World, Jeffrey Haynes (Ed.). London: Routledge.

Arikan, Gizem. 2015. Values, Religiosity and Support for Redistribution and Social Policy in Turkey (Reprint). In Political Psychology of Turkish Political Behavior, Cengiz Erisen (Ed.). London: Routledge.